LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Wileyfox, the London based smartphone manufacturer, has announced the evolution of its award-winning Swift phone, with the Swift 2. The new range sees a fresh look and an impressive tech upgrade. Think beautiful design using premium materials twinned with spec to be proud of: Swift is back and better than ever.
When launched in August 2015, the Swift established Wileyfox as a manufacturer that delivered on its promise of ripping up the rule book, taking on the recognised smartphone players, and providing consumers with desirable mobile experience at the fraction of industry average prices. Swift was crowned ‘Smartphone of the Year’ by Forbes just months later, after shooting to pole position on Amazon in pre-orders alone, and then selling out within days of going on sale.
The new Swift 2 range – encompassing the Swift 2 and Swift 2 Plus – is the highly anticipated next generation phones that build on this challenger heritage, whilst further establishing Wileyfox as a key player in the smartphone market that is going from strength to strength.
A slick and recognisable character
With a balanced flow and elegance to its form, the Swift 2 range is available in three new finishes: Midnight, Gold and Rose. Each phone makes a sophisticated statement. Attention is paid to every detail to make this one of the slickest phones on the market, from the delicate curve of the metal housing to the diamond cut iconic fox logo. And with all products a maximum 8.64mm thin and contoured to perfection, they fit snugly in your paw and pocket.
Swift 2 / Swift 2 Plus: 8.64mm thin and 155g light, aviation-grade aluminium metal back, diamond CNC cut to contoured perfection for the perfect fit in your hand in hand.
Go your own way
Wileyfox has become synonymous with unprecedented levels of customisation, security and privacy, offering you a bespoke phone to match who you are. Enhanced Android 6.0.1 powered by Cyanogen 13.1, means you get the same look and feel, with an experience as unique as you. And with Android permissions, you don’t need to share that with anyone.
The spec: Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 powered by Cyanogen 13.1
The perfect photo opportunity
Our urban foxes know they have to be ready for anything, any time. The Swift 2 has a 13MP primary camera, whilst Swift 2 Plus boasts a 16MP primary camera, both feature an 8MP front camera. Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) enables you to take quick, sharp images through an impressive focus times, along with live filters, burst mode, and slow motion video mean you’ll be ready to capture whatever moments take your fancy.
Swift 2: 13MP 3L8 Samsung camera sensor, 8MP front camera, PDAF, Dual LED Flash
Swift 2 Plus: 16MP Samsung 3P3 camera sensor, Samsung ISOCELL technology, f2.0 aperture, 1/3.1 sensor size, 1.0uM pixel size, 8MP front camera, Dual LED Flash
No need to hibernate
Super-fast charging, thanks to the advanced technology of Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0, means that you can enjoy 25% charge in just 15 minutes, 50% charge in 30 minutes or 75% in only 45 minutes. So, just like a fox, you’ll be ready for whatever is ahead.
Swift 2 / Swift 2 Plus: 2700mAh, Type C reversible connection and cable, Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0 (must use Quick Charge™ 3.0 enabled power adapter*)
It’s all about focus and delivering sharp detail with Swift 2’s high-definition display. Colours are vibrant and pictures super-sharp, with a 720p HD resolution, 294ppi, and 2.5d curved screen. It also features glove mode and a smudge resistant coating means it’s always working wherever you are.
Swift 2 / Swift 2 Plus: 5" HD 720p, 294ppi, 2.5d Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, oleophobic coating, Live Display enabled
Hear every sound
With its big box speaker set-up, the Swift 2 and Swift 2 Plus enhances bass tones, improves dynamic range and limits distortion. So you get deeper, richer sounds – whatever your musical tastes. And a noise-cancelling mic cuts out background clutter leaving voices crystal clear.
The spec: 90dB+, 15x11mm big box speaker, AW87319 power amp
A skilled athlete with powerful moves
A powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430 processor and 64 bit CPU, combined with 4G connectivity, means Swift 2 and Swift 2 Plus are a great performer with a rich feature set. Enjoy stunning graphics, fluid interfaces, and high quality video.
Swift 2: 1.4 GHz clock speed, Octa-core, 64-bit CPU, Adreno™ 505 GPU, 16GB ROM and 2GB RAM
Swift 2 Plus: 1.4 GHz clock speed, Octa-core, 64-bit CPU, Adreno™ 505 GPU, 32GB ROM and 3 GB RAM
Free to roam
As with all Wileyfox phones, the Swift 2 range comes SIM-free, so you can choose which network and package is best for you. What’s more, each phone has a hybrid dual SIM, offering the ultimate in flexibility for those who have differing needs. Be it, different SIMs for work and personal, home and abroad SIMs for frequent flyers, or one SIM card and expandable memory for storing even more pictures and videos.
Swift 2 / Swift 2 Plus: Hybrid Dual SIM: SIM 1 (Micro) + SIM 2 (Nano), or SIM 1 + Expandable Memory (Micro SD)
Just a quick tap with Android Pay
Using the latest, super-secure technology from NXP and Qualcomm, Swift 2’s NFC supports Android Pay and lets you add your bank card for easier-than-ever payments. Its quick responsive fingerprint sensor provides reliable authorisation and unlocking of the phone. And being TEE supported, it gives added security.
The tech: Android Pay, NXP NQ220 NFC technology, TEE supported
The Wileyfox Swift 2 and Swift 2 Plus are available at Wileyfox.com and from other online channels, including Amazon. Each product is delivered in fits-through-your-letterbox packaging. RRP for the Swift 2 £159 and Swift 2 Plus £189.
Accessories available include: Protective cases £14.99. Screen Replacement Service for 12 months and an extended year warranty (including a 3rd year in addition to the standard 2 year offering) for £14.99.
For more information, visit https://www.wileyfox.com
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Wileyfox is a pure play, online only smartphone brand that offers consumers a democratic, freedom-rich mobile experience that is intuitive, highly spec'd and competitively priced Through a smart and efficient supply chain, Wileyfox are proud to be able to pass on efficiencies to the consumer.
Wileyfox is a disruptive company that harnesses the best of the best in the smartphone industry to deliver award-winning products: London based design; best in class Chinese manufacturing; high quality tier one components; and best in class UX UI Android software. It is a privately held company and headquartered in London, with operations internationally.